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BRIEF: Police: Woman Allegedly Charged $15,000 To Elderly Client's Credit Cards

June 23, 2014

By Kelly Glista, The Hartford Courant

June 23--FARMINGTON -- A New Britain woman who allegedly made $15,000 in fraudulent charges on an elderly client's credit cards was arrested on Saturday, according to police.

Carrie Cooper, 33, was charged with 18 counts each of identity theft, illegal use of a credit card and receiving goods or services obtained illegally. She was also charged with one count of second-degree larceny and two counts of third-degree forgery, police said.

According to police, Cooper was hired by the family of an elderly dementia patient to care for him on Sundays.

"A pattern of large credit card charges started to appear on Sundays and the police were called in to investigate," said police Lt. Colin Ryan.

Police said they found approximately $15,000 in fraudulent charges made on two credit cards.

Police obtained an arrest warrant for Cooper and she was arrested without incident at her home on Saturday evening, police said. She was held with bail set at $100,000.


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